Best product from New York to Houston

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  1. benjiM

    benjiM Silver Member

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    Hey all, just curious as to your opinion on what is the best flight product from New York to IAH. I'm looking for best seat/experience or coolest flight (787/A380/747-8). Thanks for your time.

    *Edited to fix arrival city
     
  2. MSYgirl

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    Did you mean to JFK or Houston as listed in the subject? If Houston, HOU or IAH?
     
  3. Wandering Aramean
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    No carriers in the USA fly the A380 nor the 748i so that's simply not going to happen between two US cities. Sorry. I suppose you could connect in Frankfurt but that would take quite a bit longer and cost quite a bit more.

    Only United is operating the 787 in the USA right now and I think that ORD-IAH is your best bet to snag that one; you'll have to leave from LGA or EWR to get to ORD on UA.

    If you're going to be in coach anyways I'd say that the JetBlue flights JFK-HOU offer the best coach product overall.
     
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    As Seth said, you're only bet is the 787 either ORD-IAH or possible LAX-IAH if you are able to find a way to ticket JFK-LAX-IAH, which would get you a better product (if you're in an updated plane JFK-LAX) and then potentially a 787 LAX-IAH. Unfortunately I don't believe you can ticket this very easily at a decent price.
     
  5. benjiM

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    Sorry guys, I edited my first post to correct my error. I can leave from any NYC airport and arrive at IAH. This booking will be for march/April 2014 so if there are any new flights starting by then, I would love to here about it. Sounds like 787 from ORD to IAH is the best bet. Any three class configurations from NYC to IAH? Best business class product?
     
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    Other than a private jet I would have to guess some random United flight with good equipment or an equipment reposition. Or you could book an Avios reward that hubs through Madrid :)
     
  7. Wandering Aramean
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    No, there are no 3-class products. And 9 months from now the 787s might not be flying the same domestic turns. They mostly do that no for training/utilization purposes, not because there is a demand for premium service on those routes. United (and Continental before) has typically moved a couple international config planes between IAH and EWR each day between flights to South America and Europe. That's the best bet you have of getting a "good" seat on the route if you're in business class.

    At the end of the day it is a ~4 hour trip. Adding 50% travel time just to get a slightly better seat for a couple hours seems a questionable move IMO.
     
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    Agreed!
     
  9. guberif

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    Another option for a "premium" product could be to fly UA P.S. from NY-SFO/LAX, then route to IAH.
     
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    Or just get a good direct flight between the two cities.


    It's domestic flight under 4hrs. What are you realistically expecting? Trying to route to LAX/SFO or any other intl. city to try to get a better/cooler plane is pretty silly.
     

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